Inaugural Function of YPS Programmes for 2016

The YPS Executive Committee is very happy to announce the Inaugural Function of YPS Programmes for Year – 2016 to be held in Sri Venkatappa Art Gallery on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.

Photographic fraternity, the members and well wishers of Youth Photographic Society are cordially invited to the Inaugural Function.

Date : Sunday, May 22, 2016

Venue : Sri Venkatappa Art Gallery – Auditorium

Chief Guest: Sri. T N A Perumal, MFIAP, FRPS, Doyen of Wild Life Photography from South India

Guest of Honour: Sri Jayarama Adiga, Director, Madhyama Bharathi, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru

Presentation: Sri. A K Raju, AFIAP on “Advertising and Wildlife Photography”

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A Great Start for YPS for 2016

Portrait Workshop

The most awaited event, the YPS Inaugural Programme was held on 22 nd May 2016, beginning with a Portrait workshop for photo enthusiasts. As many as 35 people attended the workshop conducted at Venkatappa Art Gallery Museum, at 7 a.m. The timing was ideal for portrait photography and Mentor Sri. K.S. Srinivas, an eminent pictorial photographer, gave hints on taking of portraits. He briefed the participants about the direction of light, composition, pose, etc… Since it was an outdoor portraiture, he used natural light and reflectors for the portraits. Sri. Vasudev Singh, Jt.Secretary, arranged for two beautiful Yakshagana artists, who arrived at 5-45 am. After make-up they were ready by 7:30 am.

The attendees were mesmerized at the lovely costumes worn by the Yakshagana artists. The lighting was perfect to take the portraits. We utilized the back lighting, side lighting and different other kinds of lighting. Mr. Srinivas, was explaining the angle of light, from where to take portraits and etc. photographers were so enthusiastic, they were taking pictures from every possible position and pose!!

Later all the guests were treated with an excellent breakfast, arranged by Treasurer Sri. S. Chandrashekar.

Inaugural Function

Lamp Lighting

The new committee is committed to maintain good time-keeping, and exactly as announced, the inauguration took off at 10-00 a.m. The Programme started with Prarthane by Sri. K.S. Rajaram, who rendered a pleasing devotional song. Sri. K.S. Srinivas compered the Programme very meticulously. Chief Guest, Sri. TNA.Perumal inaugurated the Programme by lighting the Lamp along with Guest of Honor Sri. Jayaram Adiga, Director, Madhyama Bharathi, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Sr. H. Satish, President, YPS.

Address by the President

Sri. H. Satish, President of YPS, in his welcome speech, welcomed the Chief Guest Sri TNA. Perumal and Guest of Honor Sri. Jayaram Adiga, Director Madhayama Bharathi. In his speech, Satish recognized the presence of senior and founding members of YPs and photo enthusiasts.

It was a memorable and happy beginning, since some of the very senior members were present. He explained about the difficulties YPS underwent in past 3-4 years, without a proper place for programmes. He also briefed the audience about the present location of YPS, its functions, future programmes, and the goal for 2016-17. In his speech, Satish elaborated the achievements of YPS and promised to bring back the glorious days of YPS.

Inaugural Address by Sri. T N A Perumal

Sri. TNA. Perumal, in his speech congratulated the new team and appreciated the work and goals. He explained about the difficulties of past years of photographic days and the easy going present digital era. He was very happy for YPS coming back to the existence.

Address by Guest of Honor Sri. Jyaram Adiga

Sri. Jayaram Adiga, Director Madhayama Bharathi, Bharathiya VIdya Bhavan, said he was a member of YPS in 1971-72 and was an amateur photographer. He had lot of interest in Photography but could not pursue the art. He was working as a Journalist in various newspapers like Kannada Prabha, Udyayavani etc., before becoming the director.

Launch of YPS Website

YPS did not had a live web site. It was one of the dream projects of the new committee to have live website with all the members participating in it. Sri. TNA.Perumal launched the new website of YPS, and later, Sri. Jayaram Adiga launched Facebook page of YPS. Sri. Murali Santhanam, along with Vikas Sastry and Jayapraksh designed the web site, explained about the website, designing and activities of the society and briefed the gathering about uploading member’s images and browsing.

Vote of Thanks by YPS Secretary

Mr. Surya Prakash, Secretary, thanked the Chief guests, all the members and Photo enthusiasts in his vote of thanks. He also thanked the media, for their over whelming support.

Invited Talk – Wildlife and Advertisement Photography by Sri. A K Raju

Sri. H. Satish introduced Sri. A.K. Raju, who gave an excellent presentation on Wildlife and Advt. Photography. The Programme as decided started on time and Raju explained the finer points on how to become a successful wildlife photographer. He emphasized on the 5 qualities like approaching, maintaining distance, maintaining good health etc. to become a successful Bird photographer. The slideshow of Images reflected the quality and dedication of A.K.Raju. His mastery over lighting, his approach towards subject are his strong points. He also showed some of his advertorial photography; the various products, industrial, and cars. He elaborated on the difficult part of lighting cars in an artistic manner. Raju is one of the most sought after professional industrial and product photographers in the city today.

YPS thanks A.K.Raju for sharing his knowledge and showing marvelous images of Birds.

Over 90 people gathered for the Programme and hall was over-flowing with the number of photo artists. This kind of programme was never experienced in the recent past of YPS. The committee is thankful to all the members, guests, and photo lovers for making this Inaugural Programme a huge success.

Here are some images: